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Just a quick note for anyone wanting some truly great and authentic pictures of a by gone era. This site has original photos dating back to the civil war. Large resolution and stories added to the pictures. Hope you enjoy them!

Lord hasting R. Bobbins

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Comment by Michael Margerum on February 16, 2011 at 11:00pm
Shorpy is great!  So many little details of days gone by.
Comment by Lord Hastings R. Bobbins on January 29, 2010 at 3:35pm
I will try to get some files for people to make better old photo's.
Comment by Lord Hastings R. Bobbins on January 29, 2010 at 3:34pm
I did put a picture of myself up as a shogun, it came out OK. The trick is not the scratches, it;s the tint and blur. Those are the devils details!
Comment by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on January 29, 2010 at 2:21pm
The Japanese Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator at will take any of your photographs and add an overlay that makes it look older, much like the "old photo" decor in Gimp or, I'm sure, something comporable in Photoshop. The only problem is it is onl;y one overlay so, in the end, photos have the same fading and scratches.

I'd like to take an old photo, such as this one from, strip the content out of it, and leave only the fading, scratches and flaws to use as an overlay to oldify other pictures. Too bad I have no talent for such things.
Comment by Lord Hastings R. Bobbins on January 26, 2010 at 7:37pm
I also just put up a post today about a type house I use that makes old lead type faces. Magnificent work. Truly capital indeed! There font "Signmaker" is what TeslaCon's logo was created from.

Please enjoy!
Comment by Mortimer Stern, Esq on January 26, 2010 at 7:05pm
Good sir!
The only thing I can say is. BRAVO!
Mortimer S.
Comment by Lord Hastings R. Bobbins on January 24, 2010 at 7:47pm
Glad it can be of use!
Comment by The Squire on January 24, 2010 at 7:04pm
Very nice. Most appreciated.
Comment by Dr. Alice Wolfenden on January 23, 2010 at 7:25pm
That's a brilliant site. Thanks so much for giving us the link!

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